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South Florida in for another dose of winter

Ocean’s Ten hostess Gabriela Barrios, 25, tries to keep warm via space heater outside the South Beach restaurant as cool morning temperature moved through South Florida.
Ocean’s Ten hostess Gabriela Barrios, 25, tries to keep warm via space heater outside the South Beach restaurant as cool morning temperature moved through South Florida. cjuste@miamiherald.com

South Florida got its first taste of winter last week when temperatures dipped into the 50s.

Then for two days, temperatures nearly reached century-old records for heat. Tuesday’s high in Miami was 85, shy of 1900’s 88; and Monday’s high hit 87, just 2 degrees less than the 89 reached in 1902.

Now, Mother Nature is at it again and will give South Florida another short-lived dose of cold (well, cold for us).

“It’s not going to be as cold as last week, but it definitely will be a change from the last couple of days,” said Arlena Moses, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service.

By Wednesday morning, most of Miami-Dade and Broward could see temperatures in the 60s. By Thursday morning, the temperature could drop in some areas to the 50s.

But by the weekend, the temperature will climb, Moses said.

But the weather roller coaster will likely continue, with another front on the horizon.

“We are in an active pattern,” Moses said. “There are a number of systems moving through.”

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